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Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals in MLB odds

St. Louis Cardinals

Colorado Rockies
89-63 September 19, 2013, 03:10 PM | Coors Field 69-84

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling Colorado on Thursday at Coors Field.

The Rockies will turn to Roy Oswalt and his 0-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Michael Wacha (3-1) to the hill.

View St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rockies as 146 Underdog on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 10 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

The Rockies sit at No. 27 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 14 on the same chart.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -178 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tyler Chatwood and the Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday at Coors Field.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.19 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the list.

St. Louis brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rockies's No. 25-ranked defense.

A few Cardinals at Rockies trends to consider:
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Friday, September 20th
Colorado at Arizona, Friday, September 20th